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Old April 12th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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I did it, when my Fire Dept built my truck, they received 2 m715s from DRMO, they decided more was better, so they took all the springs apart and doubled all the leaves, (there are pics of the spring in my photos in my profile) I disassembled them, put them back to stock, new center pins, new bolts on the clamps, and it worked out great, I didn't put any slip coat on them, because the spring place we use from work told me they are made to have friction between the leaves, but I really don't think it would have hurt.

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The spring shop told you the basic truth, that friction acts as a shock absorber so they don't flex too fast. Lubing spring leaves can make them exceed their rating and eventually cause them to break.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 07:30 PM
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The spring shop told you the basic truth, that friction acts as a shock absorber so they don't flex too fast. Lubing spring leaves can make them exceed their rating and eventually cause them to break.
Lubing also keeps corrosion in check. Probably not a big factor where you live, but here in New England you can hear trucks rust.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 10:48 AM
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Lubing also keeps corrosion in check. Probably not a big factor where you live, but here in New England you can hear trucks rust.
Chuckle...I know the feeling, I grew up in the Catskills of New York. New car/truck literally disappearing before your eyes. Took a '57 English Ford Anglia back to my father in the late 60's. One year later it was little more than Swiss cheese...
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did anyone ever find the part number for the shackle bushings?
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Old July 26th, 2020, 12:55 PM
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digging this one back up. Looking for the shackle bushing #'s and bolt #'s
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I used Moog SB319 for front shackle.
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Old July 27th, 2020, 08:11 AM
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awesome thanks man!
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